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Trans 129.15(2)(c)3. 3. Has adequate motorcycles appropriately equipped for training purposes available.
Trans 129.15(2)(c)4. 4. Has enough authorized instructors available to teach proposed classes.
Trans 129.15(2)(c)5. 5. Has adequate financial resources to initiate a program and meet program expenses, except for government institutions.
Trans 129.15(2)(c)6. 6. Has maintained a permanent address for a period of 3 years, except for government institutions.
Trans 129.15(3) (3)Course requirements. To be eligible for reimbursement, an applicant shall provide rider courses that meet all of the following minimum requirements:
Trans 129.15(3)(a) (a) The course is open to the general public.
Trans 129.15(3)(b) (b) The course meets the curriculum requirements of this chapter.
Trans 129.15(3)(c) (c) The applicant has authority to use the course site by agreement, lease or ownership.
Trans 129.15(3)(d) (d) The course instructor has been authorized to provide rider training by the department under s. Trans 129.09.
Trans 129.15(3)(e) (e) The applicant has adequate audio-visual equipment available to teach the course.
Trans 129.15(3)(f) (f) The range is properly laid out and painted.
Trans 129.15(4) (4)Reimbursement.
Trans 129.15(4)(a)(a) Reimbursement under this section may not exceed either of the following:
Trans 129.15(4)(a)1. 1. 70% of the actual course cost.
Trans 129.15(4)(a)2. 2. An amount equal to actual course cost less the amount students are required to pay.
Trans 129.15(4)(b) (b) For purposes of this subsection, "actual course cost" means allowable costs under Office of Management and Budget Circular No. A-87, Cost Principals for State, Local and Indian Tribal Governments, dated May 4, 1995.
Trans 129.15 Note Note: The intent of this section is that courses be funded 70% by state money and 30% by student fees to encourage student commitment. OMB Circular No. A-87 was published in the Federal Register for May 17, 1995, (Volume 60, Number 95) Pages 26483-26507. Copies may be obtained from the State Law Library Reference Department, P.O. Box 7881, Madison, WI 53707-7881, (800) 322-9755 or (608) 267-9696. The library does charge for photocopying. Copies are also on file with the Attorney General's office and the Legislative Reference Bureau.
Trans 129.15(5) (5)Audits. The grant recipient shall be required to keep accurate records of the use of grant money, curricula, names of instructors and students, attendance, and the names of students who successfully complete a course for 5 years. The department may periodically audit these records.
Trans 129.15(6) (6)Reporting requirement. To be eligible for funding under a grant, the grant recipient shall file the report required under s. Trans 129.08 (1) (d) within 30 days of course completion.
Trans 129.15(7) (7)Instructors.
Trans 129.15(7)(a)(a) If necessary to ensure the existence of a sufficient number of trained instructors, the department may contract with qualified chief instructors to provide instructor training.
Trans 129.15(7)(b) (b) If there is a need for instructors, the department may reimburse the training costs of approved persons. Reimbursement may cover tuition, course material, meals, lodging and any pre-approved additional expenses. The department may reimburse 50% of these costs after successful completion of the training, and may reimburse the remaining 50% after the newly trained instructor has taught an entire riding course. If costs are less than $100 in claimed expenses, the entire amount may be paid after the newly trained instructor has taught an entire riding course.
Trans 129.15 History History: Cr. Register, January, 1998, No. 505, eff. 2-1-98; CR 07-084: am. (2) (c) (intro.) Register February 2008 No. 626, eff. 3-1-08.
Trans 129.16 Trans 129.16 Public awareness programs. The department shall aid other organizations in the promotion of Type 1 motorcycle safety by furnishing them with educational and informational materials for display and distribution. The department may contract with certified instructors to provide services and programs related to public awareness of Type 1 motorcycle safety.
Trans 129.16 History History: Cr. Register, January, 1998, No. 505, eff. 2-1-98.
Trans 129.17 Trans 129.17 Safety education. The department may conduct public workshops, rallies and programs to cover Type 1 motorcycle, moped and motor bicycle safety-related topics such as alcohol and drug abuse, the use of proper personal protective gear, proper licensing, and improved driving techniques.
Trans 129.17 History History: Cr. Register, January, 1998, No. 505, eff. 2-1-98.
Trans 129.18 Trans 129.18 Improved testing. The department may allocate funds to improve the testing of applicants for Type 1 motorcycle, moped and motor bicycle endorsements or licenses. The amount allocated may be made available to the division of motor vehicles to use for training or the purchasing of equipment.
Trans 129.18 History History: Cr. Register, January, 1998, No. 505, eff. 2-1-98.
Trans 129.19 Trans 129.19 Motorcycle instruction school licensing.
Trans 129.19(1)(1) A person providing training on the operation of Type 1 motorcycles for compensation shall be licensed.
Trans 129.19(2) (2) An application shall be on the form provided by the department.
Trans 129.19 Note Note: Application forms can be obtained from and should be submitted to the Department of Transportation, Transportation Safety Programs, P. O. Box 7936, Room 551, Madison, WI 53707-7936.
Trans 129.19 History History: CR 07-084: cr. Register February 2008 No. 626, eff. 3-1-08.
Trans 129.20 Trans 129.20 Fitness for rider education school or instructor license.
Trans 129.20(1)(1) For the purpose of determining the fitness of a person to hold a rider education school or instructor license, the department shall consider all relevant arrests and convictions and make such further examinations and checks as it determines are necessary.
Trans 129.20(2) (2) The department may not issue or renew a rider education school or instructor license to any person who, during the person's lifetime, was convicted of any of the following state laws; any local ordinance in conformity with any of the following state laws; or any federal law or law of a federally recognized American Indian tribe or band in this state or law of another jurisdiction that would be a violation of any of the following state laws if the person had committed the offense in this state and been convicted of the offense under the laws of this state: - See PDF for table PDF
Trans 129.20(3) (3) The department may not issue or renew a rider education school or instructor license to any person who, within the past 10 years immediately preceding the date of application, was convicted of any of the following state laws; any local ordinance in conformity with any of the following state laws; or any federal law or law of a federally recognized American Indian tribe or band in this state or law of another jurisdiction that would be a violation of any of the following state laws if the person had committed the offense in this state and been convicted of the offense under the laws of this state: - See PDF for table PDF
Trans 129.20(4) (4) The department may not issue or renew a rider education school or instructor license to any person who, within the past 5 years immediately preceding the date of application, was convicted of any of the following state laws; any local ordinance in conformity with any of the following state laws; or any federal law or law of a federally recognized American Indian tribe or band in this state or law of another jurisdiction that would be a violation of any of the following state laws if the person had committed the offense in this state and been convicted of the offense under the laws of this state: - See PDF for table PDF
Trans 129.20(5) (5) The department may not issue or renew a rider education school or instructor license to any person who, within the past 2 years immediately preceding the date of application, was convicted of any of the following state laws; any local ordinance in conformity with any of the following state laws; or any federal law or law of a federally recognized American Indian tribe or band in this state or law of another jurisdiction that would be a violation of any of the following state laws if the person had committed the offense in this state and been convicted of the offense under the laws of this state: - See PDF for table PDF
Trans 129.20(6) (6) Notwithstanding any conviction of a listed law or ordinance in this section, if the person convicted presents evidence satisfactory to the department that the conviction was for a misdemeanor, the department may reduce the period of disqualification.
Trans 129.20 History History: Cr. Register, January, 1998, No. 505, eff. 2-1-98; CR 07-084: r. and recr. Register February 2008 No. 626, eff. 3-1-08.
Trans 129.21 Trans 129.21 Insurance and bond requirements.
Trans 129.21(1)(1) A commercial rider education school shall do all of the following:
Trans 129.21(1)(a) (a) Hold minimum insurance of not less than $500,000 because of bodily injury to or death of one person in any one accident and, subject to that limit for one person, to a limit of not less than $500,000 because of bodily injury to or death of 2 or more persons in any one accident and, if the accident has resulted in injury to or destruction of property, to a limit of not less than $50,000 because of injury to or destruction of property of others in any one accident.
Trans 129.21(1)(b) (b) Adjust the insurance amounts under par. (a) every 5 years by multiplying the requirement amounts by the percentage increase of the consumer price index from January 1, 2007 to January 1 of the next fifth year [2012, 2017] and adding that amount to the amounts in par. (a) rounded to the nearest $10,000 increment.
Trans 129.21(1)(c) (c) Maintain a standard liability insurance of not less than $500,000.
Trans 129.21(1)(d) (d) File certification of insurance with the department with the application for license.
Trans 129.21(1)(e) (e) Require the insurance carrier to notify the department not less than 30 days before the policy expires or is materially changed or canceled.
Trans 129.21(2) (2) The school shall obtain a surety bond or provide an acceptable alternative based on size. - See PDF for table PDF
Trans 129.21(3) (3) Customer shall apply to bond company if obligations of the training contract cannot be met.
Trans 129.21(4) (4) A copy of the bond or evidence of acceptable alternative shall be provided to the department with the application for license.
Trans 129.21 History History: CR 07-084: cr. Register February 2008 No. 626, eff. 3-1-08.
Trans 129.22 Trans 129.22 Cooperative rider education testing program. The department may enter into a cooperative driver testing agreement with a basic rider course provider to conduct knowledge tests as permitted by s. 343.16 (1) (c), Stats. A basic rider course provider may administer the knowledge and highway signs tests to students who are currently enrolled in motorcycle rider education.
Trans 129.22 History History: CR 07-084: cr. Register February 2008 No. 626, eff. 3-1-08.
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